Fishing Creek Township

Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Fishing Creek Township

Fishing Creek Township founded in 1789, is a second class township located in northeast Columbia County, which is located in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Township encompasses approximately 29 square miles of area and has 80.21 miles of roads with 54.16 miles being considered township roads. It is a rural township consisting of mainly farms land interspersed with very small communities. The population as of the 2010 census was 1,416. It is a ‘dry’ (no alcoholic establishments) township.

The Township boasts three sets of covered bridges which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

News & Notices

Important Announcement Regarding Recycling

Residents of Fishing Creek, Sugarloaf, Stillwater and Benton Townships, please be advised that effective October 1, 2018, Fishing Creek Township will be changing to a single stream facility. Please contact the office at 570-683-5900 for details and restrictions.  In the past, toys, waste baskets, storage boxes, etc were left here and had to be disposed off at an additional expense to the Township.  The new facility will be closely monitored by camera.

Notice: All Township Residents

(1) Permits are required for most construction and/or improvements to any structure in Fishing Creek Twp. Permits are also required for logging or any other heavy duty vehicle traffic on Township roads posted with "weight limit" signs.  Contact the Township Roadmaster, Jim Kline before beginning any logging or heavy hauling.  Contact Coralee Kindt, Permit Officer for permits.  Township office - 570-683-5900.